Students Staff

Marketing and Student Recruitment

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Essex is a special place – a unique community that lives, works and plays together. Everything is on our doorstep and an amazing range of things happen across campus every day.

It’s the responsibility of our team to communicate the value and distinctiveness of an Essex Education to future students and the wider community, including teachers and parents.

We produce prospectuses and other key marketing material, as well as organise recruitment events such as:

How we can help

  • Advertising

    We work with an advertising agency for all our student recruitment and corporate advertising to ensure consistency of brand message and coordination of placements.

    Email the team at if you would like to plan an advertising campaign.

  • Brand management

    We are responsible for the protection and development of the University brand and produce a range of useful templates for internal and external communications.

    Email the team at with any branding queries.

  • Digital marketing

    We are engaged in a range of digital marketing activities, including social media, HTML emails, podcasts and vodcasts.

    Email the team at to see how we can support you in this area.

  • Production of publications

    We manage the production of key student recruitment publications, including the prospectuses, Essex First, pull-up banners, leaflets, postcards and posters. We assist colleagues with the production of publications and materials, including checking content for house style.

    Email the team at if you would like to discuss how you can develop your marketing materials.

  • Market intelligence

    We are responsible for:

    • competitor benchmarking
    • surveying
    • focus groups
    • enquiry/applicant/enrolment profiling
    • competitive positioning plans
    • the management and delivery of research that underpins new course proposals

    Email the team at with your market research requirements, or if you are an external provider with market intelligence that might interest us.

  • Recruitment events

    We organise recruitment events such as Open Days, Applicant Days and Experience Days, as well as attend schools and HE fairs across the UK and EU.

    If you are a colleague and want to be involved in our events or would like some advice on recruitment, email the team at Email the team at if you are from a school or college and want any help or advice.

  • Relationship management

    Our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system processes enquiries from prospective students and ensures that they receive the correct information which is tailored to their unique needs and interests.

    Email the team at if you would like to know more about our CRM system.

  • Photography

    Email the team at if you would like to source photos or discuss a photo shoot.

  • Video production

    We work closely with the University videographers to schedule and oversee video production. If you want to discuss your video needs please email the team at

Marketing and Student Recruitment

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 873987


If you know which member of our team you'd like to speak to, you can contact them directly.

International marketing and student recruitment

Our international team provides information and guidance for prospective students from beyond the European Union and is involved in key aspects of the University's internationalisation strategy including marketing, communications and recruitment.

We visit schools, education exhibitions, partner institutions, our recruitment agents and work across the University with a range of departments and schools and other stakeholders. The International Office deals with incoming enquiries regarding our courses, applications, accommodation, fees, funding, visa, visits etc and offers pre-arrival guidance and information.

There are around 15 staff members plus a student team based at our Colchester and Southend Campuses, and we have regional international offices in China, Nigeria (for W Africa), Malaysia (for SE Asia) and India (for S Asia).

How we can help

We are very experienced in working with international students. The International Office is often the first point of contact for prospective students from beyond the EU and communication can continue throughout the application process to becoming a student and alumnus/a. From meeting us at fairs, emailing with questions or speaking to the team on Chatzy, Weibo, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, we are here to help and support the student journey as an Essex member.

International marketing and student recruitment

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 0044 1206 874828

Fax 0044 1206 872371


If you know which member of our team you'd like to speak to, you can contact them directly.